Adaptation of Stephen King’s THE INSTITUTE series starring Mary-Louise Parker and Ben Barnes

Adaptation of Stephen King’s THE INSTITUTE series starring Mary-Louise Parker and Ben Barnes

MGM+ is moving forward with a series adaptation of Stephen Kingit is the thriller novel The InstituteAND Ben Barnes (Shadow and bones) AND Mary Louise Parker (Weeds) will be protagonists of the project.

The Institute was developed by Jack Bender (Lost, Mr. Mercedes), which he will produce and direct, and Benjamin Cavell (Justified, The stand) who will write and produce.

In The Institute“When 12-year-old genius Luke Ellis is kidnapped, he awakens at the Institute, a facility filled with children who all arrived there the same way he did, and who all possess unusual abilities.

“In a nearby town, troubled former police officer Tim Jamieson (Barnes) has arrived looking to start a new life, but the peace and quiet won’t last, as his and Luke’s stories are destined to collide.”

Barnes’ Tim Jamieson is “a disillusioned ex-cop who takes a job as a night porter in a small town, withdrawing from the world until Luke’s plight rekindles him and gives him something to believe in.”

Parker will play Mrs. Sigsby, “the charming but strong-willed director of the Institute and a true believer in its terrible mission. She is sure that her story will see her as a heroine.

King said in a statement: “I am happy and excited that The Institute, with its high-intensity suspense, will be filmed as a series. The combination of Jack Bender and Ben Cavell guarantees that the results will be fantastic.”

Michael Wright, head of MGM+, added: “We are thrilled to have the opportunity to work with Stephen King again. And The Institute, based on his critically acclaimed novel, is an exciting addition to MGM+’s original series.

“There is no creative team I would trust more to bring the book to life than Jack and Ben, whose creative vision and love of Mr. King’s voice will bring this inspiring and heartbreaking story to life, in a compelling and engaging way. the cinematic, emotional style that MGM+ viewers have come to expect.”

Bender said: “I am thrilled that Stephen King has entrusted me with another of his brilliant novels and that he continues the extraordinary creative relationship with Michael Wright and MGM+.

“Working alongside Ben Cavell and a team of exceptional writers to tell the story of these uniquely talented children will ensure a suspenseful and compelling series.”

Cavell added: “It is my great honor to have another chance to adapt Stephen King, who has been generous and collaborative beyond my wildest dreams.

“Also, the opportunity to work with Jack Bender, who has directed some of my all-time favorite television shows, is truly a dream come true. I couldn’t be more grateful to Michael Wright and MGM for putting this team together.”

The series will consist of eight episodes and will begin production in Nova Scotia later this year.

Source: deadline

by Joey Paur
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